At UB, academic medicine plays a critical role in enabling medical research that leads to the diagnostics, treatments, cures and preventative strategies that improve the health of patients and communities nationwide.

What starts in academic medicine creates better health now and a healthier future for all. We train current and future physicians and health professionals to deliver high-quality care. We drive medical breakthroughs via cutting-edge research and innovation. We promote health equity by providing hope and expert patient care in our communities that they can’t get elsewhere

What Starts Here Drives Innovation

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Offering Hope

How does medical research offer patients hope? Why is academic medicine crucial to medical breakthroughs via cutting-edge research and innovation?

The AAMC sums it up:

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Leading the Way

Innovation is at the core of academic medicine, driving medical research and breakthroughs critical to treating patients and saving lives.

At the Jacobs School, we are committed to:

  • pioneering new treatments
  • engaging in a continual research and discovery cycle
  • responding to COVID-19 and developing innovations
  • addressing bias in health care

Our Recent Endeavors

What Starts Here Shapes Medicine’s Future

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Creating Doctors

Current and future health professionals are educated and trained in the AAMC’s more than 150 accredited medical schools and nearly 400 teaching hospitals and health systems:

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Exceptional Education

We train current and future physicians and health professionals to deliver high-quality care.

At the Jacobs School, we excel in:

  • expert medical education
  • collaborative team learning
  • instilling cultural competency
  • improving diversity in the medical workforce
  • creating a knowledge ripple effect 

Our Training’s Impact